With the Delta virus variant on the rise, the White House is keeping current travel restrictions in place. This comes just one week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans to avoid travel to the UK. The United States currently prohibits entry to most travelers from Europe, China, India, and several other countries. It first imposed travel restrictions in March of 2020. And some states like New York and California are requiring all city workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now the first federal agency to require its 115,000 health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines. The VA is now requiring its health care employees to get fully vaccinated against the virus within eight weeks or face termination. The mandate applies to Title 38 employees, which includes doctors, dentists, nurses, and some other health care workers. This comes as a new report finds a startling high suicide rate among war veterans who served after 9/11.
Schools are opening back up, but students might not be going back. There’s a rise in homeschooling as many parents say it’s beneficial for kids. While the pandemic has proved largely disruptive for most families, a few parents say they found stay-at-home orders helpful—in homeschooling their children. As for those students who are returning to the classroom, Sen. Josh Hawley announced a new bill called the Love America Act, which aims to combat the rise in critical race theory (CRT) that’s being taught in classrooms. He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last Thursday that his bill would combat the “misinformation the Left is spreading” that the United States is systemically evil and racist.
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